Your Destination Guide to the North Fork of Long Island
and the North Fork
Local Food and Wine
In 1640, colonists from New Haven formed the first European settlement on the North Shore. Now called Greenport, it was originally Winter Harbor. The name was later changed to Stirling, after Lord Stirling, but then dropped for the more descriptive name Greenhill. Greenhill was dropped after the town leveled the hill and fixed the name to Greenport in 1838 when the village incorporated.